Angelina Jolie Biography
Angelina Jolie, an American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian was born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, to actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie and her brother lived with their mother after her parents’ separation in 1976.
Her mother abandoned her acting ambitions to focus on raising Jolie and her brother.As a child, she often watched films with her mother and it was this, rather than her father’s successful career, that inspired her interest in acting.
Angelina Jolie Movie Career
In the early 90’s Jolie appeared in various small films including Hackers and Foxfire however her critical acclaim increased when she played strong roles in the made-for-TV movies True Women and in George Wallace (both in 1997).The two films won her a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.
In 1999 Jolie took up a dramatic role in Girl Interrupted,released in 1999.The film brought her- her first Academy Award for best supporting actress. Jolie had now gained a superstar title but it was her role in the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 that made her an international superstar. The film was an adaptation of the popular Tomb Raider video game.
In the year 2004 she starred in the thriller Taking Lives as an FBI detective summoned to help Montreal law enforcement hunt down a serial killer. Jolie then went on to star in hit films Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and a neglected, troubled socialite wife in The Good Shepherd in 2006.
Angelina Jolie in the year 2008 did two projects, lending her voice to the animated comedy Kung Fu Panda and portraying an assassin in Wanted. Jolie did other films but it was 2014’s Maleficent that made Jolie’s appeal to audiences of all demographics in both action and fantasy films.The film went on to gross $757.8 million worldwide, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of the year and Jolie’s highest-grossing film ever.
Angelina Jolie Husband
Angelina Jolie has been married three times. In her first marriage She married Hackers co-star Jonny Lee Miller in 1995 but they divorced in 1999.A year later in the year 2002, Jolie married Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton but their marriage did not last for long as the two divorced the following year.
In 2004, Jolie met actor Brad Pitt during the making of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.During this time, Pitt was married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston and his affair with Jolie prompted their divorce.The two became engaged in the year 2012 and they quietly tied the knot in a private ceremony surrounded by their family and friends on August 23, 2014 in France.
In an unexpected move Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt and requested sole physical custody of their six children in September 2016.
Angelina Jolie Children
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel as well as twins: Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline.The couple had also adopted three kids namely : Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien, and Zahara Marley.
Angelina Jolie Awards
The talented actress has undoubtedly received numerous awards for her excellent performances in the films she has featured in.The actress has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, an MTV Movie Award, two People’s Choice Awards and four Teen Choice Awards.
She was also presented with the Global Humanitarian Action Award from the United Nations Association of the United States of America, in 2005.